Although only five months young, dronologista blog has grown and needs a new attire.
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AerialTronics is Netherlands based company producing and maintaining state-of-the-art camera drones for multiple purposes. Their core product is Altura, and the latest addition to Altura family is Zenith.
Designing a UAV around cornerstones such as beauty and performance is no easy task. Often those two don’t go well together, but guys from AerialTronics managed to do remarkably well. Hidden behind super flat design, Zenith carries 20.000 mAh, facilitating up to 50 minutes of flight time with total payloads of 1,2kg for lighter Zenith ATX4, and 3,0kg for heavier Zenith ATX8. Propulsion system consists of 4 (ATX4)or 8 (ATX8) 350W brushless motors, coupled with 18″ carbon coaxial propellers, enabling up to 16kg of vertical thrust. Zenith can be controlled by tablet or by an RF joystick.
Modular payload system enables swift switching of payload, and is compatible with wide variety of payload and gimbals. Both ATX4 and ATX8 are designed to ensure highest level of safety. Multiple redundancies e.g. ability to fly with three motors off (ATX8 model), failsafe emergency landing and ability to fly in storm force winds (14 m/s) will help Altura operator to avoid incidents.
How Altura Zenith looks in flight, you can check in this video below:
Detailed technical characteristics are available on AerialTronics webpage.
Pictures and video courtesy of AerialTronics.